Welcome to our personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
On October 15, 2012, our youngest daughter (and sister), Cayla, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. We caught it early and by chance, and it has changed our life forever. However, we haven't let it affect us negatively. Cayla is a thriving 5th grader, sings in choir at our Temple, and is a competitive gymnast. She has taken this disease head on and determined to not let it stop her from doing the things she loves. She recently returned home from sleepaway camp, where she was a camper for 25 days. She started the summer by being trained on her new Omnipod Personal Insulin Management System and has been using a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor to maintain her blood sugar level.
Our family will be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money our team raises will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Thank you for your support!
Michael, Andra, Cayla and Cheryl
If you think this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.
Carly and Andrew Johnson
David,Stacy, Conner and Brennan Larson
GiGi and Grandpa Buddy
Ms. Nicole Cave
The Redwine Family
The Winick Family